Today I’ll be demonstrating a rather simple (but useful) technique: making your selection a new layer in GIMP. This will be quite a brief tutorial, but I see that a lot of users are searching Google with this question, so let’s help them out.
Step 1: Make A Selection
Go ahead and grab yourself a little selection — whatever it is you’d like to make into a new layer.
Step 2: Float the Selection
Right-click on the selection, then go to Select -> Float. This will create a floating layer from the selection.
Looks like we’re done, but we’re not. There’s one final step…
Step 3: Anchor the Layer
Simply right-click on the floating layer and select To New Layer.
And there you have it — you’ve created a new layer from your selection. I hope that answers what you were looking for, but if not then leave a comment down below and I’ll see what I can do to help you out.
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